Roberto Aguayo seeks outside help, including a “mental coach”
Buccaneers kicker Robert Aguayo has missed three kicks in two preseason games. In an effort to get his mind right, Aguayo is consulting with three people not currently employed by the Buccaneers.
Via JoeBucsFan.com, Roy Cummings told 620 WDAE that Aguayo has contacted former NFL kicker Ryan Longwell, former Buccaneers special-teams coordinator Bill Miller, and a “mental coach.” Aguayo admitted that his confidence has been shaken “a little bit.”
“I’m just focusing on relaxing and sometimes not thinking about it too much,’’ Aguayo said, according to Cummings. “When you’re overthinking like, ‘Ok, I have to do this and this and this,’ you get too many thoughts in your head.”
Aguayo now has even more voices in his head, which will put more thoughts in his head, which will make it even harder to keep his head on straight and the ball flying through the uprights.
Whatever the cause, Aguayo will have even more pressure on him now than he had before. If he starts missing kicks once the regular season begins, the Buccaneers will have some tough decisions to make.